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Traditional Gender Roles in Media

- The role of women in media is based upon traditional gender roles and are seen as being empowered only sexually and through the use of their bodies. Males are depicted as dominate and controlling only relinquishing power to women before and during sex, but not after. The music video for the song “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent shows the nature of these relationships in popular culture. The video begins with 50 Cent driving into the gates of a mansion in his sports car. When he enters the doors he is greeted by numerous women scandalously dressed....   [tags: sexually, 50 cent, music videos]

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The Traditional Definition of Marriage

- The traditional definition of marriage is said to be the union of a man and a woman in holy matrimony. Marriage means many things to different people. It can mean the joining of two people or of two families. It can mean marrying your best friend or long time lover. It is a promise to always stand by your partner’s side until death do you part. Who is to say that this union should only be allowed in a heterosexual relationship. One’s opinion should not impede on another person’s right to live their life how they would like to live it, and with whom....   [tags: families, partners, civil contract]

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Education Vs. Traditional Education

- In 2008, Professor Kate Kiefer wrote an essay for the anthology Brave New Classrooms that asked whether or not students were losing out on the full benefits of writing courses by taking them in an online or hybrid format. Based upon her own experience, Professor Kiefer concluded that students were not receiving equivalent benefit compared to those attending traditional courses. Professor Kiefer 's argument, however, tries to impart too much significance to a minor disadvantage, thereby presenting a skewed view of how distance learning compares to face-to-face education....   [tags: Education, University, Academic degree]

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Real Family Values

- “Real” Family Values What are some things that you could never live without. You might say food, water, shelter, or clothing. Other, less conventional, answers might include a cell phone, lip gloss, or Starbuck’s coffee. However, according to psychologist Abraham H. Maslow, all people need belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization. Carol Shields sustained that family values include qualities such as nurturing caring, and emotional support in her essay entitled Family Is One of the Few Certainties We Will Take with Us Far into the Future....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Representation of the Messages and Values in `the Wicker Man'

- The messages and values in The Wicker Man are displayed trough the main character, Sergeant Neil Howie and the inhabitants of Summerisle. As Neil attempts to search for missing girl Rowan Morrison, these values clash and cause great problems for Neil as his beliefs contradict those of the people he is trying to gain information and co-operation from. It is clear from the opening scene that Neil's opinions and practices will not fit in with that of the islander's. Traditional folk music plays as the soundtrack as Neil flies over the remote Scottish highlands to arrive on the island....   [tags: Film]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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The Japanese Traditional Society

- ... High-context cultures such as Japan are relational, collectivist, intuitive, and contemplative. Developing trust is an important first step to any business transaction. Japanese like to get to know their partners well. In the past, the keiretsu system which referred to the tight-knit relationship between connected companies (Adair 2009). Hall (1959 cited in Adair 2009) state that Japanese culture is very collectivist, preferring group harmony and consensus to individual achievement. Also people are less governed by reason than by intuition or feelings....   [tags: culture, politeness, protocols]

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Family Values and Structures in the Middle East

- Family Values and Structures in the Middle East At the end of our program, classes are ending, and events are winding down, but emotions remain powerful. We will all face reentry, and deal with it in different ways, and I'm sure that all of us are thinking about what this means personally. I do not know what the first thing is that may come to your mind when you think of home. Maybe you are scared that your little sibling took over while you were gone, and you will have to resolve this in a civil manner....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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`` Digital Demands `` : How Technology Improves The Traditional Cognitive Process

- Two people walk down the street side by side, each looking down into his hands attentively. Both occasionally sneak glances upwards so as not to run into someone. They walk in silence until it is time for them to go their separate ways; then they mutter hasty goodbyes and turn to face their pixelated screens once more. The depiction seems morbid, but in essence this reflects a significant trend on the rise. These people are representative of a generation of young adults, so subsumed by technology that they cannot hold face to face conversations with others....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Developmental psychology]

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Values In Silas Marner by George Eliot

- Values In Silas Marner by George Eliot Silas Marner by George Eliot is a novel about a man who loses everything but gains more than he originally lost. First of all Silas is accused of stealing church money and murdering the town deacon. Silas expected God to clear him of the crime, but when the church members drew lots, Silas was determined guilty and quite naturally rejected by the Lantern Yard community. He is cast off by Sarah who he was to marry and all that ends with Silas having no more trust in God; he has nothing left at Lantern Yard so he leaves....   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences Of Avoiding Teaching Values

- The consequences of avoiding teaching values in schools are serious problems for students. Students tend to get in conflict when it is time to make choices that it can be regarding their future. The future of students can be compromised by the lack of social values in them. Many incidents can be avoided by educating students social values in school. All of the sources used for this paper are a great justification of why teaching social values in school are indispensable for the future of the students....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, High school]

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Role of Family Values and Poverty

- Family values and the amount of income a family provides for their child will determine how a child’s personality will develop as they mature in to adulthood. A large percentage of children that are brought up in a broken home or a family in poverty are more likely to commit crimes later in life and go to prison. According to Robert Rector, “Children from single parent homes are far more likely to get involved in crime than those growing up in traditional homes due to poverty.” Marriage can be the greatest weapon against children dealing with poverty in an unstable household....   [tags: Child Future, Criminal Life]

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The Values Of Integrity And Courage

- Character and Wisdom Character and wisdom are pillars in resilient leaders. These pillars do not come easily and are the culmination of several other factors. Those factors are what make up the bulk of the dialogue by Robert Dees (2013) in chapters 3 and 4 of his book Resilient Leaders. Building off of his discussion of resilient leadership being selfless service over time from a basis of character and competence, he points out exactly what is needed to form that necessary character and competence (Dees, 2013)....   [tags: Virtue, Positive psychology, Leadership]

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Advertising And Social And Personal Values

- Advertising has been around for many years, developing and ranging from announcements, art, and handwritten material, to print, radio, television, and online. Regardless of the medium though, there has always been a common goal— to sell a product or service. In recent years however, Williams (1980) points out that advertising has “passed the frontier of selling goods and services and has become involved with the teaching of social and personal values” (p. 421). This is done by brands creating a look of a certain lifestyle for themselves and selling that look to consumers in a magical way (Williams, 1980)....   [tags: Advertising, Viral marketing, Brand, Marketing]

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Chinese Values Of Chinese Culture

- INTRODUCTION The Chinese culture is one of the most popular cultures in the world today and it has been around for a very long time. The Chinese people are known for their eloquent ceremonies and customary behaviors in the society throughout the world. They are known for their distinctive cultures, which include art and crafts, calligraphy, embroidery, and operas. Another part of Chinese culture that has been enjoying attention worldwide is the Kung Fu, and it has been an integral part of the Chinese culture for ages....   [tags: Chinese language, China, Culture, Han Chinese]

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Quakerism: Practices, Beliefs and Values

- ... Unlike most religions, Quakers believe in the word of god from within, they do not have a creed meaning there is no written word. All life is sacred Quakers believe in living life in the spirit of love, truth, and peace (Cross Currents, 1993). Quaker’s value life and believe that all life is sacred which relates to peace and equality. This belief helps them strive for non-violence. Quakers believe when people harm each other, they are harming themselves as well. The Religious Society of Friends, (2014) states: “We try to instead, find nonviolent solutions to conflicts and differences and to help others through service....   [tags: how it supports human rights and equality]

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The Patriarchal Values Of Women

- they are exchanged for a dowry like goods, money, or livestock. The patriarchal values teach the boys in their society to control female sexuality, how they behave, their relationships, and who they marry. In the determination of these marriages the girls have no type of voice, they cannot choose who or when they want to marry. All of those mentioned aspects are due to traditional practices that have been going on for generations and go unquestioned but with my action plan these traditions and practices are going to be questioned....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Child marriage, Childhood]

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Patriarchal Values in African Nations

- 1) As in most cultures of the world, patriarchal values shaped male-female relationships in many African nations. But women are often forced to take on a more male typical role here in the United States. A shift in gender roles can cause many marital problems. Male violence against women is a frequent presenting problem in family therapy (McGoldrick, Giordano, & Garcia-Preto, 2005, p. 81-82). Though, in Yesterdays situation we cannot relate her intimate partner violence problems to this gender role shift, this is a serious issue that must be examined in family therapy....   [tags: ethnicities, male-female relationships, HIV]

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The Values And Motives Questionnaire

- The Values and Motives Questionnaire (VMQ) manual explained two types of reliability that they utilized to assess the consistency of the assessment: test-retest reliability and homogeneity reliability (Psytech, 2016). The test-retest reliability assesses compares the scales that occurred at two or more separate testings, whereas the homogeneity assesses if the items within the test are similar in their ability to test the target attribute. (Drummond, Sheperis, & Jones, 2016). The two types of validity the VMQ manual acknowledged wereconstruct and criterion validity (Psytech, 2016)....   [tags: Psychometrics, Reliability, Measurement, Validity]

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Traditional and Non-Traditional Renaissance Femininity in Shakespeare´s Plays

- “Much Ado About Nothing” is a romantic comedy (Hamilton, p. 49) written between 1598 and 1599 (The British Library) by William Shakespeare. The main plot of the play is concerned with the relationship between the young lovers Claudio and Hero, and the sub-plots, in descending order of significance are a) the relationship between Hero’s cousin Beatrice and Claudio’s friend Benedick; b) Don John’s plot against Claudio and c) the constables Dogberry and Verges, their arrest of Borachio and their discovery of Don John’s deception....   [tags: Rebellion, Women]

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The Modern Family And Full House : A Reflection Of Our Societal Values

- Ideas and views of families have changed drastically throughout time. Along with these changing views, so have the ideas of why they exist. These changes have been driven, socially, politically and culturally that vary based on different ages, races, genders and societies that a person identifies with. To observe how some of these ideas and attitudes have changed over time, I looked critically into television shows to see which messages are being constructed as a reflection of our societal values....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Traditional School Setting And Online Programs

- In today’s world, nothing is more confusing that choosing the right school for your education. Considering, there are different ways to access a higher education, it is clear to see that understanding your options of the traditional school setting and online programs can certainly help in deciding which method is best suitable for each individual situation. In fact, looking at the benefits each option offers, can guide you in making a responsible, educated decision on which program is the “right one.” Even though obtaining an online education can be beneficial and similar to the traditional classroom education, the environment, face-to-face contact with professors and other peers, and the i...   [tags: Education, School, High school, Student]

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The Man and Wife in Traditional Clothes Sculpture

- The American government should fight against drug addiction, not drug cartels, to win the illegal drugs warfare. According to the description in The Oriental Institute Museum, this sculpture is originated during the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, reigns of Menkauhor and Unis (ca. 2466-2400 B.C.). This sculpture was found and rescued by the Egypt Exploration Fund—Today it is known as the Egypt Exploration Society—in the tomb of Nenkhefetka, Deshasha, Egypt. The sculptor's name appears to be unknown; however, the sculpture's name, given by its discoverers, is Man and Wife in Traditional Clothes....   [tags: Ancient Egyptian Characteristics, Analysis]

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Traditions Versus Personal Values in Hell-Heaven, by Jhumpa Lahiri

- The average person wants one thing more than anything else, and that thing is to belong. Usha, a young girl from Calcutta, is no different. Already trying the find her place in the world, Usha must now assimilate into cultural society within the United States. Usha’s uncle, Pranab Kaku, came from Calcutta as well having first come to America, his experiences start off worse than Usha’s, which causes him to join the family in an act of social grouping. With the Old World trying to pull them back and the New World just out of reach, both must overcome tradition and develop their own personal values....   [tags: Hell-Heaven Essays]

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Communication and Culture in Today's Modern Societies

- In today’s modern societies there are a diverse range of many cultures and subcultures, all with differing values, beliefs and traditions. Within this large diversity, the one culture that dominates is that of the western society, with its strong views and focus on economic development, consumption and production. Wolfgang Sachs (2010, pg. xviii) explains that “across the world hopes for the future are fixed on the rich man’s patterns of production and consumption”. This poses a major challenge for all societies, as the western dominant mass media of communication values are centered on profit and are continuously being imposed on other cultures....   [tags: subcultures, values, beliefs]

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Traditional Sense Of Family And Its Duties

- It is a common theme throughout history that children “owe” it to their parents to do right by them by any means necessary in return for the parents years of hard work, personal sacrifices, and parental obligations to the child; whether that be through personal sacrifices or simply lending a helping hand. Modern philosophy attempts to disregard the ties of family entirely in order to prove that children do not voluntarily ask for sacrifices of their parents, or even the more dramatic claim – “life.” More conservative philosophers such as Christina Hoff Summers defends the moral duties of the more traditional sense of family and the personal morality involved in the family unit....   [tags: Family, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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World War I Results in Liberty and Free Enterprise in America

- Throughout the 1920’s,traditional American values such as liberty and free enterprise became significantly more present in certain groups of society as a result of World War 1. The traditional American value of liberty was significantly present in the group of rich industrialists, which was led by Henry Ford in the 1920’s. In the 1920’s rich industrialists were greatly benefited by free enterprise policies of the republican government. As described by Fiehn et.al on page 27 the policies of the Republican government greatly benefited the rich industrialists of the 1920’s by ‘lowering taxes on income and company profits, putting tariffs on imported goods....   [tags: values, economy, business]

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African American Culture: Repression, Assimilation, and Compliance to Anglo Saxon Group Norms

- Introduction In the traditional and nontraditional cultures include similarities and differences that will mirror human behaviors, beliefs, and values. The traditional cultures imbed traditions with social inflicted roles, habits, and ethical restrictions (Shiraev & Levy, 2010). However, nontraditional cultures work towards independence, social accomplishment in roles, and development of awareness (Knick, 2010). Approximately 35% make up the traditional native culture of African slaves shipped to America (Mintz & McNeil, 2013)....   [tags: African American cultural values]

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Desire for Wealth Leads to Downfall in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, captures a fine description of how life was in America during the Jazz Age. The Jazz Age signaled an end to traditional American values and a movement towards new ones. The purpose of The Great Gatsby was to show how traditional American values were abandoned and how the pursuit and desire for wealth could lead to the downfall of one’s dreams and goals in life. Happiness obtained from money is only an illusion, money has the power to corrupt and obscure one’s mind and lead one down the path of failure and misery....   [tags: values, symbolism, classes]

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African Traditional Beliefs, Practices and Ideas

- This paper endorses the perspective that philosophical ideas emerge from and are intimately intertwined with cultural practices. Things and feelings that shape peoples and communities over time (Morgan 2012) by forming a foundation and lens through which people interpret the world. Using the tangible illustrations of the Dipo ceremony, a typical Ghanaian funeral, the Homowo festival and the film “I told you so”, I uncover and bring to light some African ideas present in these practices, things and feelings in greater appreciation of African Philosophy....   [tags: African philosophy, dipo ceremony, ghana]

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Nervous Conditions Focuses on the Influence of Colonialism in Africa

- The Influence of Colonialism The focus point of the novel - two of several very richly-drawn and complex characters - is the relationship between Tambu and her cousin Nyasha; one girl raised in a traditional home trying to fit into a Westernised system, the other raised in England and now expected to conform to traditional values - even though they live under the same roof. Neither manages to reconcile the two without giving up themselves to some degree. They're told in two languages to be grateful and subservient for what they get; but Tambu's English is as bad as Nyasha's Shona, and there's no language available to them to speak their own minds and write their own narrative....   [tags: women's rights, racism, values]

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Traditional Vison Quests Of Native Americans

- Arranged marriages are marriages in which family members take a significant role in bringing a couple together. Relatives, particularly parents, often take the initiative to find, evaluate, and approve potential spouses for their children. In some cases, the couple may marry while still relative strangers under the expectation that they will develop a loving relationship over time. These marriages are in contrast to so-called "love marriages," in which a couple is drawn together by mutual attraction and makes the decision to marry on their own....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Child marriage]

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Unbiased Portrait of Traditional Ibo Culture

- To understand or comprehend a novel, we must suspend our beliefs, values and morals with regard to our culture. By establishing such a mindset when reading a novel can helps us to understand certain practices considered unacceptable in our own culture. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Achebe presents an unbiased portrait of traditional Ibo culture. Certain cultural practices, laws and government cannot be ignored because as some qualities shaped the society other ones caused it to fall. Achebe has chosen the appropriate title for his work, Things Fall Apart....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Korean Traditional Clothes Are Called Hanbok

- Korean traditional clothes are called ‘Hanbok.’ Post-Joseon dynasty was influenced by the neighboring countries like China, Mongol, and Japan. Thus, Korean cultural clothes before Joseon were not different from Chinese cultural clothes, Hanfu. As Korea became more independent during Joseon, Hanbok was advanced simpler and more convenient. Unlike long one-piece dress from the Chinese Hanfu and Japanese traditional clothes, Kimono, Hanbok has several different types of clothes and was significantly divided between the top and bottom....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Korean Traditional Society: Emmanuel Todd

- Korea traditionally used to have a family structure called extended [authoritarian] stem family where the family members included all their grandparents, aunts and uncles into the number and size. In traditional society the role structure was strictly divided by sex and age. After the virtues of Confucianism were imported from China, Korea valued high patriarchal family structure; the principal purpose of marriage traditionally was meant to continue the family lineage by obtaining a male heir. Filial piety, which served as an ideology for maintaining its traditional familial pattern, was a virtuous characteristic; it was believed that it was the duty that kept the order to not disgrace the n...   [tags: modernization,industrialization, family]

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Behavioural Finance vs. Traditional Finance

- Introduction In this research paper, we examine the distinct theories of traditional and behavioural finance, linking them to efficient market hypothesis. The scope of the paper covers market anomalies as well as behavioural biases of individuals/analysts and the impact of such on portfolio construction. Over the last two (2) decades, behavioural finance has been growing steadily. This growth is associated with the realization that investors rarely behave according to the assumptions made in traditional finance and economics....   [tags: finance theory, market nomalies]

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Close but not Deep: The Use of Richness in Love’s Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn

- Heather Love starts her essay, “That there is perhaps no term that carries more value in the humanities than ‘rich’. In literary studies, especially, richness is an undisputed - if largely uninterrogated good…” (371). She uses the word rich and richness multiple times since it is connected with interpreting and deep reading, but the critic loses richness, when he practices surface reading. Love asserts at the beginning of her essay, “richness signifies qualities associated with the complexity polyvalence of texts and with the warmth and depth of experience” (371)....   [tags: traditional hermeneutics, ]

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Modern Standard Vs. Traditional Marriage

- Modernized views of marital roles have led many to believe that married couples who equally split household responsibilities are happier and more content, but research shows otherwise. Statistically, traditional marriages are less likely to end in divorce and actually show more contentment. A traditional marriage can be characterized as when a couple takes on specific gender roles that currently many people believe are outdated. The traditional role for the husband would include taking care of the financial aspect of the house and doing chores that are viewed as masculine such as yard work, car repairs, and paying the bills....   [tags: Marriage, Gender role, Divorce, Gender]

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Online Dating Vs. Traditional Dating

- Outside World seems to suggest that online dating not only benefit in meeting partner, but also leads relationship to marriage in higher rate than offline couple. However, Paul Aditi explains that people who meet online may more likely to involve in dating and relationship than traditional meeting, but the breakup rate seems to be higher in online dating than relationship that met through offline. (Paul Aditi, 664) Society tendency wants us to believe that a set of love formula can guarantees successful relationship....   [tags: Online dating service, Dating, Dating system]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Research Paper In the book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates how people who seem to have wonderful lives because they are wealthy, can be selfish and poor in character. Those people lead to the decline of the American Dream for Gatsby. The 1920's was the age of prosperity on Long Island and that is why most people assumed that if you were rich and wealthy you had a good life. They also assumed that they had positive personalities. Fitzgerald proved them wrong. " One of the novel's dominant themes involves the decay of traditional American values in a suddenly prosperous society" (Howes)....   [tags: american dream, values, daisy]

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Alternative Medicine Vs. Traditional Medicine

- In recent years, the people interest in alternative medicine or what 's also known as physical therapy has been clearly emerged, so that almost third of American people; public patients seek physical treatment. Nearly over 8900 American adults and 17000 children between ages of 4 and 17 according to the national health statistics report.(1) Thus, media reports also attest to common use of alternative medicine, and showed that thirty-four billions are spent yearly on alternative health care. Of course, by American, which is NOT a few....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda]

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Traditional Media vs. New Media

- The Man Behind the Curtain Words do not stand in place of things, but instead of things. How can one talk about media in the world where media seems to be a shared dream (hallucination if you like), specter with divergent forms, common denominator with apparently little consensus among people of what it could even mean. Therefore, questions regarding the nature of medium, and consequently new media should not be sought exclusively in contemporary culture. Throughout this paper I will lay out two anecdotes which should illuminate more clearly not only the nature of the problem, but its lineage....   [tags: Old Media vs New Media]

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The Road Less Traveled

- The Road Less Traveled; A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth The Road Less Traveled, written by M. Scott Peck M.D. was the book I chose from the list the class was given. The book discusses how people react to different situations we encounter throughout our lives, from childhood lessons and how we are raised to our reactions to situations we deal with as adults. The book is broken down into four main parts; discipline, love, growth and religion and grace. And within each of those sections Peck breaks those down further....   [tags: psychology of Love, values, spiritual]

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Protection Versus Management And Recreation Values Versus Development Values

- Historically speaking, the American Environmental Movement was founded by small groups of people that discovered a common interest in preserving both nature and those that inhabit it. These types of groups are currently termed as grassroots organizations, which essentially means that the main body of the organizations are comprised of ordinary people (Tutman). The mid to late 1900s brought with it a dramatic change in the fundamental composition of the American Environmental Movement. Professionalism of environmental organizations began and as many groups became political they also revisited their views and specific goals, “Long-standing debates about protection versus management and recreat...   [tags: Environmentalism, Environmental movement]

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The Underrepresentation Of Female 's Interests And Values

- The underrepresentation of female’s interests and values is a global phenomenon as there is no country where women are equally represented on all levels of government. Since most women in the Western World gained the right to vote, there is no area of human life or development sector which is immune from the impact of inequitable gender relations. The central thesis of this paper is that women’s underrepresentation in elected office creates serious problems. This paper begins by analysing the key barriers of women to get into politics, especially into leading positions....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Democracy, Female]

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Anarchist Values in The Movie Slap Shot

- The movie Slap Shot documented a minor league hockey team that is down on its luck. The Charlestown Chiefs are a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. In order to bring back fans, the team often participated in publicity stunts that were meant to fill the seats. As a means to renew local interest, the team resorted to playing gritty, hard-nosed hockey. This type of violence was meant to appeal to the working class of the city-Charlestown was a declining factory town and the fate of the hockey franchise was dependent upon the fate of the industry in the city....   [tags: charleston chiefs, conflict theory]

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Environmental Quality and Hedonic Property Values

- In this article, Lewis and Acharya “examine the influence of lot size on willingness to pay for locational environmental attributes for an urban coastal watershed. We compare traditional hedonic price functions with Parsons' (1990) weighting argument to determine whether or not traditional measures overestimate marginal prices.” Usually how far properties are from a particular environmental characteristic, such as water and land quality will more than likely affect the cost of housing and reduce the prices....   [tags: Housing, Environment, Costs]

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Cultural Values And Their Influence On Our Society

- Who am I. Where do I come from. These are repetitive questions that we ask ourselves or others in the process of finding our individuality. As a human being we all show signs of separation in our inner circle, and as time goes by we generate a self-concept about us and others. My cultural background explains a lot of who I am as person. My beliefs and morals are constructed by cultural values and will eventually remain my entire life. No one is free from cultural influence. Our background and upbringing plays a vital role when it comes to the realization of discovering our identity....   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Culture And Core Values Of Capco And The Nhs

- For this assignment I will be comparing and contrasting the different types of organizational structures and cultures, evaluating how they influence employee performance and the impact they have on the success of the Organization. I will be looking at the culture and core values of Capco and the NHS and comparing how they operate differently to achieve their set goals. From this I will conclude what I feel the strengths and weaknesses of each of the strategies are. What is Organizational Structure....   [tags: Organizational structure, Management, Organization]

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Gay or Lesbian Parenting and the Psychological Effects on Their Adoptive Children

- ... Same-sex couples do not raise their children any differently than heterosexual couples raise their children. Throughout the adoptive child’s life, the adoptive parents must explain to the child why he/she was adopted, but for gay adoptive parents, explanation of their sexual orientation must also be explained using “age appropriate language” (Gateway Child Wellfare Information). Recently, research has shown that gay and lesbian parents share the parental characteristics of support, protection, and stability that children need....   [tags: same-sex couples, non-traditional households]

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Food Recipe

- This chapter first enlightens definition of traditional food. Many researchers in previous studies define traditional food in many ways of thoughts. Generally, traditional food is connected with locality, whether from its ingredients, method, formulation or people who handle it. As well, some researchers address traditional food has a strong relationship with cultural and heritage of the place whereby it is produced. In addition, authenticity is an important element that contributes to the uniqueness of traditional food....   [tags: Nutrition, Traditional Food]

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Sociology of Family

- "A family is a small social group of people related by ancestry or affection, who share common values and goals, who may live together in the same dwelling, and who may participate in the bearing and raising of children. They have a physical or emotional connection with each other that is ongoing" (Vissing, 2011) and is the foundation of all societies. They can be formed by a grouping of father-mother-children or even more complicated combination of relatives. In the primary stage of family life in the United States, everyone from every generation lived together in one house....   [tags: Sociology, Family Values ]

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The Trials of Changing Tradition in Shirley Jones´ The Lottery and Hernard Tellez´s Lather and Nothing Else

- Tradition is an answer to how peoples live their lives. For many it is a social norm, how they have lived culturally for several generations. Despite the significance of tradition in many societies, it’ can still be very harmful to the people involved. Tradition doesn’t necessarily have to have a positive feature for many folks. In the end tradition could cause more harm than it is meant for good. Thus it is really important to change traditional values of communities to improve the quality of life for many people....   [tags: change, tradition, values, community, quality]

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The Differences Between Two Dominant Organizations And Traditional Organizations

- Learning Organizations We live in a digitized society; organization requires leaders to leverage employee inputs, open-communication, change initiatives, and creativity as their most valuable asset. Learning organizations embraced these qualities in contrast to traditional organizations. A learning organization encourages team collaboration, and the group believes that doing what is right for the business and its people would increase satisfaction in the workplace. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the relationships and differences between two dominant organizations; learning organizations, and traditional organizations....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Strategic management]

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The Images Of Women Of Modern And Traditional African Literature

- The Images of Women in Modern and Traditional African Literature While researching the different images of women in African literature I came across the diversity of interpretations through the eyes of the beholder. Furthermore, emancipation for African women has been difficult to accomplish because of the gender constructed roles given to the women by men. In fact the rigid gender constructed roles given by men of traditional culture determine the rights and resources causing inequality and discrimination....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Nadine Gordimer]

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The Traditional Christian Teachings And Ideas Surrounding Marriage

- The traditional Christian teachings and ideas surrounding marriages place in todays society is questionable, on one hand many argue that Christianity offers a limited and pre-scientific view of marriage, that suggests many fundamental ideas that we now consider to be normal in today’s society our wrong or unnatural; for example sex before marriage or gay and lesbian marriages. However the liberal modern view of western societies of today, challenge these conceptions, and arguing that as long as those involved in the marriage our not harmed and both are consenting than why should there be a problem....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Community for Justice A Communitarian Critique of Traditional Liberal Theory

- Communitarians cannot accept liberal theory. It fails to pay mind to the essence of what makes human beings function as social creatures. And while it continues to stray from its beginnings it can no longer satisfy what is necessary for an acceptable political theory. Communitarians view this distance from the original theory their main objection to liberal theory. Instead an ideal communitarian theory would involve “a more contextual and community-sensitive approach” (209). The classical liberal theory is considered by many to be highly ahistorical, this point of view is held especially by those considered communitarians....   [tags: Communitarianism, liberal, fascism]

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Traditional Project Management and Agile Project Management Approaches

- A project may be regarded as a sequence of tasks with a beginning and an end. It is delimited by time, resources and desired result as stated in Fox & Van Der Walt (2008, p.2). However, according to PMBOK Guide (2008), project management may be defined as the “application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements”. According to Young, Brady & Nagle (2009, p.1) “A fruitful project is one that is accomplished within a defined budget and schedule ensuring that goals and objectives of the customer are met”....   [tags: risk management, it projects, critical analysis]

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The Transition From A Traditional Human Resource Management

- Human resource management can be a major factor in differentiating between successful and unsuccessful organizations. This is specifically important in the public sector. Human resource management is seen as an increasingly critical component in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness. Much of this revolves around the extent to which employees are prepared to use their discretion to serve the public’s best interests. A partnership between public sector managers and human resource management will allow for more flexibility in personnel matters and should align individual employees toward the organization’s overall mission as well....   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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The Shift from Traditional Societies to a Market Society

- Material and ideological conditions are integral components of a market society, which interacted and changed the ways we view market society today. I will discuss the shift from traditional societies to a market society to explain what Polanyi refers to as “the great transformation”. I will then talk about the changes that have occurred in the workplace, the impact on these workers, and the worldview of those in a market society. According to Polanyi, a market economy becomes a market society when all land, labour and capital are commodified (Polanyi, 1957)....   [tags: market society, societies, polanyi]

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Capitalism in The Jungle Upton Sinclair

- “The Jungle” novel was written by an American journalist/ novelist name Upton Sinclair in 1906. “The Jungle” made a big hit and became his best-selling novel because it revealed so well about the economical and social reality during that time. The book mainly described about how unsanitary the meat packing industry was operated in Chicago and the miserable life of the immigrants going along with the industry. Through the story around the life and family of Jurgis Rudjus, a Lithuanian immigrant who comes to America with the belief to change their life and live in a better condition, Sinclair expresses that “The Jungle” is a symbol of capitalism....   [tags: individual profits, money, human values]

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Traditional Perspectives of Leadership and the Characteristics of a Great Man

- ... Higher-Ambition leaders establish long-term place for their organizations and they forge more powerful principal visions, they turn their organizations into communities of shared values and beliefs, and produce benefits for the larger community, they build strong social capital within their organization through unlocking their human and business potential. Perceived self-efficacy is defined as the individual’s own beliefs about his power and ability to produce designated levels of performance and accomplish things....   [tags: self-efficacy theory]

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Personal Piety And Traditional Religions ( Egyptian And Mesopotamian )

- In his definition of personal religion, Thorkild Jacobsen tables three elements critical to living a submissive life. Firstly, there is a sense of commitment to one’s religious values that makes religious individuals see themselves as standing in a close personal relation to the divine. Secondly, they rely on the later for guidance and help in personal matters and affairs. Lastly, they expect consequences if they sin, but at the same time profoundly believe in divine love, forgiveness, and compassion love if they sincerely repent....   [tags: God, Deity, Ancient Egypt, Religion]

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Tourism Protects Traditional Communities And Their Local Cultures

- ‘ To what extent do you agree that tourism protects traditional communities and their local cultures’ Tourism has had a large impact on many parts of the world, especially areas that are endangered as they are becoming more vulnerable and are at risk of being destroyed. Ethno tourism is a form of tourism in which the main reason tourists visit the particular area is due to them wanting to experience and interact with exotic ethnic people and cultures. This essay will argue that tourism does not protect cultural communities and their local cultures to an extent....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples]

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Should Companies Like Matsushita Preserve Or Abandon Their Traditional Culture

- Culture is a complex web of expectations acquired by people of a society that dictates human activity. "Culture is not static" (Hill, 2007). It evolves over time from the values and norms embraced by a society, that are formed because of the political and economical philosophy, social structure, religion, language and education influences to which the society is exposed (Hofstede, 2003). The word ‘tradition’ derives from the Latin word ‘trāditiō’ meaning "to hand down/over", in this way the term ‘traditional culture’ (Wikipedia, 2008) suggests conducting human activity based on the values and norms of a society that no longer exists because it has since evolved....   [tags: Corporate Culture]

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Challenging Traditional Social Norms: The 1960's

- During the 1960’s young adults began to challenge traditional social norms through new forms of self-expression and opinion. New organizations arose to provide a platform for social change and the realization of new agendas to include the fight for free speech and the breakdown of segregation. Throughout the 1960’s more than 70,000 participated activism throughout thirteen states (Anderson 47). Over the course of the sixties many activist organizations fought side by side for their rights as a full American citizen....   [tags: status quo changing decades]

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Traditional vs. Modern Society

- Traditional vs. Modern Society In today's world, the modern person is educated, independent and aggressive. To be a success, you must put forth your most competitive side and win it all. Nothing less will be permitted. This is the mindset of most business tycoons, stockbrokers and the like. However, on the other side of the globe, third world countries follow a more traditional lifestyle where the outlook on life is a little less malicious. In these countries, the society's idea of success is being part of a large family with prosperous crops and livestock....   [tags: Anthropology Culture Society Essays]

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The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family

- The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family Social policy is the package of measures taken to solve a social problem. I intend to assess the New Right and New Left, the taxation law, the Child Support Agency, the fact that the government encourages families to look after themselves, and that 16- 18 year olds don’t get job seekers allowance. The New Right is traditional. It supports the nuclear family and is for being economically independent, not relying on the state....   [tags: Papers]

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The Simpsons Impact on Family Values

- The Simpsons Impact on Family Values The Simpsons first came to life on April 19th, 1987. It was aired as a ‘filler’ in the commercial breaks of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ and was animated in 30 second mini-episodes. Matt Groening, the proud producer and creator of The Simpsons, made these 30 second episodes after being recognized for his ‘life is hell’ comic strip and asked by a fan, Pauly Platt, if he would be interested in coming up with ideas for an animation. Groening ceased the opportunity and now, 18 years on The Simpsons have become a global success and have been honored with: a Peabody award, over 20 Emmy awards, over 50 Emmy nominations, over 20 Annie a...   [tags: Television TV Sitcoms Cartoons]

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Cultural Differences between the West and East

- Every person on the Earth has one own mind, one own set of values, and own moral codex. Therefore it is not astonishing, that two individuals can have different opinions on given topics. Now, if we consider the distances dividing certain cultures, it is more than apparent, that the set of beliefs will be very much different. This essay sets it goal to compare Western World, here represented by Europe and the USA, and Eastern World, represented by the Eastern and the Southeastern Asia. While most of the Eastern Asia is heavily traditional because of influence of Confucianism and Taoism, the West is more liberal and atheistic....   [tags: Family, Values]

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The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values

- The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values In the olden days, religion and politics went hand in hand. The church either ran the land or had a strangle hold on the people. If the church thought there was one way to do something, one had to do as the church requested or suffer great penalty. To go against the church was to go against God, and that meant death. The king was supposed to be chosen by God to rule the people in the way he commanded. The king was the closest thing to God on earth....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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Henry David Thoreau, Walden, and Transcendental Values for Education

- Henry David Thoreau was testing transcendental values when he took up residence at Walden Pond in 1845. During his time of simple living at the pond, he studied nature and applied those observations to humans and everyday life. He was always learning from the woods, pond, meadows and animals in the natural world around him. Nature was his classroom and everything was an opportunity to learn. In Thoreau’s book, Walden , written at the pond, he theorized that education could come through an intimacy with nature and the end of education would come with death....   [tags: nature, nature education]

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Ancient Greek Values : The Ideal Epic World

- Ancient Greek Values in the Ideal Epic World Iliad is one of the commonly understood pieces as epic that based on the Trojan War in ancient Greek. However, the meaning of the piece goes deeper and reflects more on the ancient Greek. The Iliad is a story about the evolution of Achilles persona and emerges as an epic of the war. Homer puts the elements of anti-war relatively on display portraying the ideal epic world that progresses through elements that defines the coexistence of the society. In a reflection of an ideal epic world, the book focuses more on the elements of war since the act binds up with the act of humanity....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad]

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Confucian Values And Japans Industrialization

- Confucian Values and Japan's Industrialization Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2 period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism in Japan and the four little dragons helped to further the goals of industrialization that these nations had. The traditions of Confucianism provided for Japan and the four little dragons both a pliant public and a model for choosing competent leaders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Puritan Values in America Today

- Purely Americans The Puritan people migrated to what is now present-day America due to their persecution in Europe. Their religion observed many beliefs that did not agree with other European Christians. These ideals stayed with the Puritans as they settled in America to build their idealistic, utopian society. Even though Puritan society was largely unsuccessful in meeting their expectations, several of their fundamental values are still exemplified by Americans today. These beliefs included the dislike of anything dull, an intense hatred of tyranny, and the idea that America is a shining example for the rest of the world to follow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cultural Identity And Values Through The Lens Of Intercultural Communication

- In order to satisfy the requirements of part one of this assignment, I have analysed my cultural identity and values through the lens of intercultural communication. Firstly, I discuss the five core cultural groups which I feel are integral parts of my identity. Following this, is highlight two key components of cultural identity, specifically socioeconomic status and ethnicity, and compare and contrast differing cultural groups and my reaction to those differences. Finally, I will address the origins of my perspectives about those with cultural subscriptions which are disparate from my own....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous Australians, New Zealand]

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How The Younger Generation Perceive Things, Their Beliefs And Values

- Bias in simple words means a person’s likelihood to favor one over another. Bias can be conscious and non-conscious. It can also be positive or negative (Ryan & Saha, 2011). I believe that I am biased about how the younger generation perceive things, their beliefs and values compared to the older generation. Thus, whenever I see there is a conflict between older and younger generation, I tend to blame it as generation gap and overlook my biasedness. I was born and raised in Nepal, a country where access to better healthcare and related information is very limited....   [tags: Suicide, Mental disorder, Sociology]

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The Key Chinese Values : Confucianism And Its Legacy

- Key Chinese values: Confucianism and its legacy What personal qualities were a women in classical China supposed to exhibit. What were her prescribed responsibilities. To what extent were normative gender roles for women in classical India similar. To what extent they were different. A lot of Chinese viewpoint were created early, as culture emerged along the Yellow River before 1000 B.C .E. One such idea strained the significance of agreement in and with environment around the idea of the Way which e may say described a fair and controlled way of life....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Confucianism, Gender]

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How Entertainment Media Affects American Values

- American Values Before one can decide how entertainment media affects American values, one must discern what exactly American values are. In 1965, Sociologist Robin Williams identified 12 American values: o Individualism o Achievement and success o Activity and work o Efficiency and practicality o Science and Technology o Progress o Material comfort o Humanitarianism o Freedom o Democracy o Equality o Racism and group superiority In 1975, Sociologist James Henslin added three more values o Education o Religiosity o Romantic love (Schissler, 2008)....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Social influence]

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The Significance of Semiotic Analysis in Branding and Brand Development

- While traditional market research such as secondary research, surveys, focus groups, and interviews, observation or experiments trials focus on probing consumers for their opinions and behaviours (J Anderson, 2012); semiotics analysis choose different research approach to closely study culture to reveal the primary cultural triggers for particular customers responses (D chandler, 2013). In example: traditional market research would ask consumers about their thoughts on particular product, what they like about it, why they don’t like it and what they would like to improve in that product....   [tags: traditional market research methodologies]

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